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4.0 out of 5 stars An Awesome, Albeit Short, Return to Classic Ratchet and Clank Gameplay., November 14, 2013
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This review is from: PS3 Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus (Video Game)
I've been a Ratchet and Clank fan for a long time, and I'm glad to see this game added to the series; especially after All 4 One.

Into the Nexus goes back to classic Ratchet and Clank mechanics. With the same type of platforming you'd find in the previous games with a new mechanic where you create a stream of gravity to push and pull you towards the next area, and also to secret areas. The awesomely unique weapons are back like the Nightmare Box that scares enemies for a bit, the Winterizer that turns enemies into snowmen, and Mr. Zurkon is back and he brought Zurkon Jr. and Mrs. Zurkon with him!

I played on the Legend (difficulty) which I felt added the perfect amount of challenge to the game for me. It really made me spend more time during fights trying not to get hit, rather than just plowing through the enemies and beating the game. Speaking of combat, I loved how much would be going on during boss fights and even some mob fights, especially the final boss. There were so many things going on on the screen that it looked like pure chaos, and I loved it. Destructapalooza, the lava surrounded arena you love from other Ratchet and Clank games is back again. While I found it enjoyable I didn't find it too much of a challenge to completely beat it.

The story itself was solid, thought I wouldn't say it's anything special, it was just pretty short. I probably beat the game in about 7-8 hours and that includes backtracking to get all of the golden bolts and Ryno VII holo plans. But for $30 I absolutely feel that I got my money's worth for this game. But, keep in mind, that when you beat the game you unlock Challenge mode which is a sort of new game plus. Challenge mode is a new harder mode where you keep all your weapons and armor, and you can play through on a harder difficulty. When not in challenge mode your weapons can only level up to level 3, but in Challenge mode you get 3 more levels, and you get extra armor to unlock as well.

And one quick note, maybe it was just my system, but I noticed many times that the sound would completely cut out for a few seconds when transitioning to some screens. It mostly happened when my weapon leveled up and the system was trying to quickly load the weapon upgrade screen that pops up. But it didn't detract from the experience and I don't take any points away for it, it was just a little annoyance.

If you're a fan of classic Ratchet and Clank then you need to pick up Into the Nexus. It is an awesome addition to the franchise and Insomniac did another great job!

Pros:
- Classic Ratchet and Clank Platforming and Combat
- Unique Weapons
- Gorgeous Environments

Cons:
- Short
- Small Sound Glitches
- Destructapalooza a Tad Too Easy
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Initial post: Nov 16, 2013 12:48:03 PM PST
Thomas King says:
Have to agree with this review. Got R&C A Crack in Time a couple years ago for a song, and comparatively this seemed a lot shorter and easier. Some of that is already being familiar with game concepts and controls, but definitely doesn't have the depth of ACiT. ACiT was almost a bit too long and hard in some places, I'm sure they got feedback to make it a little shorter and easier. But swung the pendulum a bit too far, this is about 50% of what I'd think of as 'optimum'. Still not terrible vs $50+ games, but left me thinking there should have been more to it.
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